Information Security Specialist

Santa Ana
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Information Security Specialist
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Information Technology Services/District Operations Center
Full Time Position

40 hours/week, 12 months/year

2017-2018 Interim CSEA Salary Schedule
Grade 22 $86,830.03 - $110,842.19/year

The District shall contribute up to $26,656.56 per fiscal year toward employee and dependent(s) medical/dental coverage; contribute $1500 per fiscal year toward dependent(s) or employee medical/dental coverage or other approved deductions consistent with IRS regulations; provide life insurance of a minimum of $50,000 or a maximum not to exceed the annual salary of the employee. Holidays, sick days, and vacation are earned in accordance with the CSEA contract. Payroll deductions include the California Public Employees' Retirement System and Social Security.

Starting Date: As soon as possible after the offer of employment.
Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 13, 2017, 5:00 PM; Extended Closing Date To: Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM

Under minimum direction, will be responsible for security architecture, end point security, application security, database security, identity management, and infrastructure security. This position requires a thorough understanding of current and emerging threats and technologies for either on premise or in the cloud. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing and deploying information security technologies to directly support the efforts in securing the District's information or electronic assets and enforcing directives as mandated by regulations and state and federal law. Responsible for resolving the most complex security problems or breaches; conducts and initiates security scans, audits, and performs risk assessments. Acts as a liaison for interacting with third party vendors, forensic specialists, auditors, law enforcement, and/or investigations. Continuous involvement with all Information Technology Services Director's and the District's management team is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and agility are critical success factors.

Design, deploy, and manage multiple information security technology standards and procedures. The technologies include end point security, application security, database security, infrastructure security, and identity management solutions; Provides incident response and remediation support and initiates and oversees necessary vendors as required; Perform technical security design/review activities for applications, networks, servers, architecture, and databases to ensure secure deployments for either on premise or cloud; Ensure the adoption of information security requirements into the design, implementation, and operations within the system development life cycle; Creates, updates, and oversees all disaster recovery and related activities including testing and validation for restoration for both on premise and in the cloud; Promote acceptance of security technologies within the organization, balancing business goals, security controls, and customer usability. Work with business management to communicate security risk and countermeasures; Communicates trending risks with District employees and performs or provides training to mitigate the risk for the human factor; Acts as the technical lead for security vendors, investigators, and law enforcement agencies as required; Assists and supports all technical personnel with all aspects of planning, design, development, coding, testing, debugging and implementation of complex systems administration for a variety of operating systems; Assist with the development of bid specifications for acquisitions of network, data security, and telecommunications related equipment and services; Assist in the development of policies and procedures to ensure ongoing continuity. Develop and document security standards; performs other related duties as assigned.

Information Security Specialist reports to designated manager of the Information Technology Services department.

A bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in security, network design and development, computer forensics, technology related auditing, computer systems, and/or programming responsibilities. CISSP or equivalent certification preferred. Knowledge of information technology security standards and requirements, trends and tools, LAN/WAN networks, operating systems, and ERP systems; Design, develop and implement security solutions for complex and large networks; Integrating security protocols to complex solutions and understanding relationships between applications; Demonstrate working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of database structures and computer programming; Working knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, auditing and scanning systems, VPN, and remote access systems. Ability to provide guidance for the design and replacement of security related technologies; Familiarity with information security regulations such as FERPA, HIPPA, PCI compliance. Ability to provide leadership and technical guidance to the District; plan, lead, coordinate and conduct major projects or phases of projects; Apply independent technical judgment to complex technical situations; Coordinate schedules and resources with systems and network programmers, engineers, users, technical services staff, risk management, campus management, and/or district safety; Diagnose and quickly respond to and resolve security breaches and understand reasons for systems failures; Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the security and related fields; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maintain records and prepare reports; Prioritize and schedule work. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; Work independently with little direction and provide work directions to others; Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. This position requires ability to use computer workstations throughout the workday.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interview:
• Educational experience (breadth and depth)
• Work experience (breadth and depth)
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Bilingual ability (if needed)
• Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
• Professional growth activities
• Specialized skills training
• Leadership skills

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview.

During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
• Oral communication skills
• Presentation
• Problem solving

A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district classified application by the specified closing date for the position at All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
• Resume in Word format (Required)
• Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

This applicant pool may be used for vacancies in the same classification occurring within the next six months.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

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